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In Loving Memory of

Stuart Newman McGie


Obituary of Stuart Newman McGie

July 24, 1944 - January 3, 2021

After a long battle with multiple diseases, made lonely in the end by Covid, Stuart died peacefully with his daughter Debbie by his side, singing his favourite hymn, Amazing Grace.

Stuart was predeceased by his parents Newman and Isobel McGie (Astilles), sister Eileen Downey, and daughter Donna Chamberlain (Rick).

Stuart leaves behind his wife Karen (Little), and six children: Ginnywinks Buell (Peter), Stuart William (Sheryl), Al Tychynski, Karen Ann Garner (Scott), Tammy Croft (Mitch) and Debbie Migay (Andrew). Stuart will be remembered by many grandchildren whom he loved dearly, and great grandchildren who he was just getting to know, and brother-in-law Donnie Little, as well as nieces and nephews and a few very special friends.

Stuart’s life wasn’t always easy, but he led a very adventurous one! He had fulfilled all of his goals and dreams. Stuart served as a police officer, he travelled the world, and he loved Australia the best (which was where he served in the army). As a young teen, Stuart was a strong swimmer and trained towards the Olympics. He worked hard from a young age, learning to build homes by his father’s side, and he liked to keep his hands busy. He loved his Harley Davidson, but one of the highlights of his life was flying helicopters.

It may not always have been expressed, but nothing was more important to Stuart than his family. Stuart saw himself as the protector of his family and they were always close to his heart. He will always be loved, and we will miss him. In accordance with Stuart’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Memorial donations may be given to the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara or to South Niagara Life Ministries. Online condolences may be shared on Stuart’s tribute page found at

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Frank MacEachern
5 months ago


Jeanne & Ray
2 years ago

We will miss you Stu so very much. Ray and I loved listening to your wonderful stories. Much love. Jeanne & -Real

April Campbell-McMillan
2 years ago

Stu was our defender of truth and justice, and a super hero in his own right. I’ve been honoured and humbled by the love and regard that Stu extended to me… both growng up and as an adult. I was truly lucky to have you in my life, Stu, and you will always be a part of who I am.
Mrs Gie, please accept my heartfelt condolences, and take good care of yourself. Hugs to a Al, Karen-Ann, Tammy, Debbie, Stuart and Ginny.

Irene and Chris Adams
2 years ago

Our favourite place to hang out as teenagers and through out our adult life! Karen and stu were our other parents. (Not that they needed any more children!) A shoulder to cry on, a hug when needed, but most of all the talks, the laughs, the love they gave us will be a part of us forever! You will be deeply missed Stu but never forgotten.. ❤️❤️

Dorothy De Almeida And Jorge Felix
2 years ago

My sincerest condolences to the family. Sending hugs.

Max and Anne Hillier
2 years ago

We’ll deeply miss our dear friend Stuart, and the times we spent together. He had a great sense of humour, and often captivated us with awesome stories from his past. Stuart was a strong man of faith, which helped him throughout his life. He also loved the occasional glass of 25 year old Chivas Regal – no ice!
Cheers Stu, until we meet again.
Love, Max and Anne

Max and Anne Hillier
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Stuart was a great man, and he will be missed.

Diane and John Leclair
2 years ago

Our very deepest sympathies Karen and family. We are so saddened to hear of this news.

George & Mavis Burnham
2 years ago

Karen: George and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family.

John Hilimoniuk
2 years ago

I worked with Stuart for the Canada Border Services Agency on Church Street in St. Catharines (this was the second time he worked there, the first was on Bridge Street in Niagara Falls, after which he took a few years off to pursue other interests).He was a very nice person. Funny, entertaining and full of great stories. He had a good heart. Sounds like he had a wonderful life. I’m glad he was part of mine.

Lucy & Bill
2 years ago

Karen & Family. – Our most sincere condolences on Stuart’s passing.

Mary-Beth Kee
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Ryan Matity
2 years ago

Sorry for you loss. Sounds like a very honorable man.


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